Tonawanda News


August 24, 2013

Helen C. Smith

NORTH TONAWANDA — Helen C. Smith (nee Vienna), 84, passed peacefully on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, after a lengthy illness. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Leo S. Smith; parents, Julius and Sophie Vienna; sisters, Julia, Marjorie and Irma; brothers, David and Julius Vienna.

Helen was a lifelong resident of North Tonawanda and was a graduate of Accession Catholic School in 1944, and also graduated from North Tonawanda High School in 1947. She worked for Western Electric, FSI, Tech Industries and Wurlitzer Company.

Helen enjoyed knitting, playing cards and bingo. She enjoyed reading Danielle Steele novels and was an active member of North Tonawanda Senior Center.

She is survived by her loving companion, Raymond Budnik; nephews, Michael (Yong Suk) and Mitchell (Chong) Pukajlo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. THE IMMEDIATE FAMILY AND PALLBEARERS WILL MEET AT THE FUNERAL HOME. ALL OTHER GUESTS  WILL MEET AT CHURCH.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 26, 2013, at 9:30 AM at Our Lady of Czestochowa R.C. Church, 652 Oliver St., North Tonawanda. Interment service will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Kenmore, NY. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial gifts can be made in Helen's memory to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Colucci Funeral Home, 652 Oliver Street, North Tonawanda (692-4917).

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